12/22/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Robert Pattinson Photos: Meet Twilight's Star (SLIDESHOW)

Robert Pattinson has skyrocketed to super-stardom, at least for a subset of female fans, thanks to his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the film version of "Twilight," which opens today and and has already sold out thousands of screenings.

The 22-year--old Brit was first seen in "Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire," but that was nothing compared to the teeming masses of girls sleeping out at malls for him now.

Known in part for his hair, which he has said he rarely washes, Pattinson also appeared on "Ellen" Friday. He claims not to get the big deal with his hair. Pattinson also says that he's single and ladies don't want to date him. Scroll down to watch.